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‘Tis the season

While they waited to find out what the seven days of Hanukkah would bring and others counted down to Christmas, children of accountants could count on one thing: having a very busy parent during the holiday season.

Hitting the high points – or maybe the low points –...

Someone has said that you need to look back in order to know where you want to go.

Tips to end the year

The end of the year is coming fast.

Tax attack

A prominent Westchester County business leader sounded a rallying call for “political courage” and a cooperative effort of the public and private sectors to bring about urgently needed property tax reform in New York, while public officials in the county called for greater state involvement at the local level when testifying last week before a state commission exploring ways to make government more efficient and less costly for taxpayers.

Proposed budget ups tax levy

Westchester County Executive Andrew J. Spano told a Yonkers Chamber of Commerce breakfast audience last week that a $24.4 million tax levy increase in the county’s proposed 2008 county budget is due to state-mandated spending items “that we didn’t expect.”

Welcome to Westchester (if you can afford the taxes)

Ah, Westchester, the bucolic, leafy, tony suburb.


Commission slams tax structure

Nearly 400 taxing entities.

IDA approves tax benefits to ITT

ITT Corp. will save an estimated $562,000 in sales taxes for its $14.8 million headquarters relocation project in White Plains in a lease agreement approved by the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency (IDA).

County ranks third on national tax list

Sometimes it’s not a good thing to be ranked in a top-10 list.

Thomson bolsters tax ranks

Thomson Corp. is acquiring a Deloitte & Touche L.L.P. unit that provides property tax outsourcing and compliance services.

Big stakes and big help

When the Empire Zone was established in Poughkeepsie in 1994, downtown was on the skids.

The Rules of the game

The Empire Zone program offers companies in the zone and those specially certified a variety of tax credits, ranging from sales tax exemptions to credits for new jobs to real property credits.

Businesses seek fixes to further grow state

As state budget negotiations approached the midnight hour last week, Democratic House leaders reportedly cut off a meeting with Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s budget chief after learning Republican counterparts would be present.

Casinos stock state coffers at slower rate than ’06

The state of Connecticut received nearly $33 million from its two Native American-operated casinos in April.

Money from med center audit suit should go to county, Ryan...

The chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators said the county should recoup all the money won in damages if it decides to engage in a lawsuit with KPMG Peat Marwick, the former auditor of the Westchester Medical Center.